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Student Discovers Strange Astronomical Object
Student Discovers Strange Astronomical Object
September 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm | News Release

A West Virginia high-school student analyzing data from a giant radio telescope has discovered a new astronomical object — a strange type of neutron star called a rotating radio transient.

Advance in Frontier Gravitational Physics
Advance in Frontier Gravitational Physics
September 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm | News Release

Scientists using a continent-wide array of radio telescopes have made an extremely precise measurement of the curvature of space caused by the Sun’s gravity, and their technique promises a major contribution to a frontier area of basic physics.

VLBA Locates Superenergetic Bursts
VLBA Locates Superenergetic Bursts
July 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | News Release

Using a worldwide combination of diverse telescopes, astronomers have discovered that a giant galaxy’s bursts of very high energy gamma rays are coming from a region very close to the supermassive black hole at its core. The discovery provides important new information about the mysterious workings of the powerful engines in the centers of innumerable galaxies throughout the Universe.

Unraveling Dark Energy Mystery
Unraveling Dark Energy Mystery
June 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm | News Release

Radio astronomers have directly measured the distance to a faraway galaxy, providing a valuable yardstick for calibrating large astronomical distances and demonstrating a vital method that could help determine the elusive nature of the mysterious Dark Energy that pervades the Universe.

Missing Link Revealing Fast-Spinning Pulsar Mysteries
Missing Link Revealing Fast-Spinning Pulsar Mysteries
May 21, 2009 at 5:48 pm | News Release

Astronomers have discovered a unique double-star system that represents a missing link stage in what they believe is the birth process of the most rapidly-spinning stars in the Universe — millisecond pulsars.

ALMA Telescope Makes Successful Antenna Link
ALMA Telescope Makes Successful Antenna Link
April 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, an immense international telescope project under construction in northern Chile, reached a major milestone on April 30, when two ALMA antennas were linked together as an integrated system to observe an astronomical object for the first time.

Astronomers Unveiling Life’s Cosmic Origins
Astronomers Unveiling Life’s Cosmic Origins
February 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm | News Release

Processes that laid the foundation for life on Earth — star and planet formation and the production of complex organic molecules in interstellar space — are yielding their secrets to astronomers armed with powerful new research tools, and even better tools soon will be available.

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